Sean had another appointment in February 2000. The valve that he DOES have is pretty leaky. And there is a leak in the sidewall of the heart. However, Dr. Finnigan still remains optomistic that Sean will stay stable till we can "grow him his own heart valve" as Dr. Finnigan said. The technology is that they grow a blank valve and inject it with your DNA, and it LITERALLY becomes YOUR heart valve, keeping the heart from rejecting it. Isn't technology miraculous?
Sean is in First Grade this year and loves it. His teachers are Ms. Hansen and Mrs. Spivey and they are wonderful with him. He loves the children and the work (except writing). He is being tested for dysgraphia which is a writing disability. Hopefully this will allow him to have the tools he needs to learn to write better and to be able to do his work more efficiently.
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